[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Genevieve du Bois Catholic Elementary School, Warson Woods, Missouri

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 10 15:34:54 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic Elementary School, Warson Woods, Missouri on 12 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:25 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and N0KBA. The contact should be audible the mid U.S, and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Ste. Genevieve du Bois Elementary School is part of the St. Louis Archdiocese Catholic School System. The school has 127 students, kindergarten through eighth grade. The school's focus is on growth, exploration, confidence and compassion. It is expected that the contact with the space station will encourage students to select course work in high school that will lead to careers in science, technology, engineering or math. 



Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows


1.  How many countries are involved with the ISS?

2.  Have you ever had any problems with the ISS?

3.  How long does it take you to get used to being in space?

4.  Does lack of gravity affect your dreams?

5.  What science experiments do you conduct in space?

6.  Do all the astronauts work together in the same experiments?

7.  What would happen if you light a fire in zero gravity?

8.  When you were a kid did you know that you would be an astronaut?

9.  What type of educational background helped you prepare for this job?

10.  Is it difficult to readjust physically upon returning to earth?

11.  Does infection spread at the same rate in space as on earth?

12.  What happens if you have a medical emergency?

13.  Can you get dizzy in space?

14.  How does space affect you mentally and physically?

15.  What is the most exciting thing you have seen in space?

16.  Do you have plants on the ISS?

17.  What is your favorite part of being in space?

18.  What emergency procedures do you have to avoid space debris?

19.  How many people can be in the space station at once?

20.  What is the longest amount of time you can stay on the space station?

21.  How do you avoid collisions with satellites?

22.  How do families send you personal items, or do they?

23.  How do you celebrate your birthday or holidays on the space station?

24.  Do you have access to the internet?









      Visit ARISS on Facebook. We can be found at Amateur Radio on the 

      International Space Station (ARISS).


      To receive our Twitter updates, follow @ARISS_status



Next planned event(s):




ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program visit the ARISS website at ariss.org. 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list